For those of us who lived through/in/in-spite-of the Viet Nam war, we are feeling that sickening feeling you get when you know you are about to “blow chunks” and perhaps pass out due to illness. Here we go again, sticking our stuck-up noses into some other country’s business, and no good can come of it. Do we really need another huge memorial in D.C. for the fallen?
What evil flew up old Barack’s butt when he moved into the White House? Is it some disease that makes guys want to war in a far away place to promote democracy and feed the military industrial complex that Ike warned us about? Obama got my vote because he presented a new way, a cleaner, more humane approach to governing, but today after reading the piece on CNN my skin got clammy and my morning coffee kept coming back up.
Someone wake Barack up and give him the antidote to whatever makes decent people become idiotic fools who just can’t say NO TO WAR. It was bad enough having to see George W. Bush with him at the Kennedy funeral, but to be acting like old W is total folly.
Luckily, I still have some HOPE.
This is what set me off:
commander says Afghan war winnable, but situation grim U.S.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal visits an Afghan National Police compound. He called for a change of strategy Monday.
(CNN) -- Success in the U.S.-led war in
The statement came as Gen. Stanley McChrystal submitted a long-awaited report on the state of the war.
"The situation ... demands a revised implementation strategy, commitment and resolve, and increased unity of effort," McChrystal said in the statement.
The general's review was passed on to Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, and to Gen. Egon Ramms, senior NATO commander. It will also be forwarded to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
- August 31, 2009
Is Cheney Right?
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is accusing President Obama of breaking his promise not to prosecute CIA agents for acts committed in the prior administration. Does he have a point?
Spoiled Kennedy Child Alert!
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg’s daughter gives “the common touch” to the media at the funeral of Uncle Teddy. You can have a fine pedigree, lots of money, good schools, and still be a spoiled little brat, a real creep when in the public light. Watch the video and chuckle.
We Can't Ignore The Security Threat From Climate Change
Senator John Kerry has a nice piece on Huffington Post on climate change and for so many of us, this is important and is concurrent with both national defense AND the need for FULL health care for Americans. I hope you’ll read this and concur.
Cheney Liar Alert!
Liz Cheney can't handle the truth
During her remarkable summer media blitzkrieg, a stunning grasp of made-up facts
Speaking of crooks and liars, if you read nothing else today, check out this great piece at CrooksandLiars.com and learn the symptoms of republican schizophrenia. We know it by a variety of names, but what a great public service they’ve done to give us the symptoms and to walk through the fact that it is probably not curable. This was originally on Huffington, but it really fits on CrooksandLiars.com, doesn’t it?
I’d really like to think (and come to believe) that my old pals on the right have HOPE but I’m not getting a warm feeling that it is possible anymore. They’ve just imbibed on the KoolAid of Krazy Right-Wing Idiocy for too long. I’m just grateful that I got out when I did. A few more elections, another Bush, and I might have been incurable, too.
Five Symptoms of Republican Schizophrenia
A Good Reason To Hate Cell Phones
Now comes the news that cell phone towers may be the cause of BEES disappearing more and more in populated areas. Read this bit from Yahoo and make up your own mind. For me, I hate being interrupted while doing something important, I don’t want to text people, and I’m offended by people talking to themselves in the supermarket or Costco or Walmart. They look and sound like morons as they discuss the right type of cheese or mustard to purchase.
OK, I admit I like the email part of my fancy phone. And, it is very handy to check something on the web while away from home or office, though the screen is damned small. I just prefer to talk on a real phone whenever possible, though I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit how great the phone is when expecting an important call or in an emergency. If only they didn’t screw up the bees and perhaps even human brains. Time will tell.
I’ve expressed enough of the milk of my formerly conservative mind, so I wish you well and hope you’ll tell your friends about www.exconservative.com if you feel they can handle it.
www.truthout.org is worth checking out and supporting. A friend sends these to me and I thought I’d share.
Monday 31 August 2009
Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III | "The Dream" Remains a Vision
Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III, Truthout: "On August 28, 1963, during the March on
Blackwater Tapped Foreigners on Secret CIA Program
Adam Goldman and Pamela Hess, The Associated Press: "When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then known as Blackwater
Tomgram: Nick Turse, From
Tom Engelhardt, Tomdispatch.com: "On this one-way planet of ours, it’s hard sometimes to imagine things any other way, but for a moment let’s try. Imagine, for instance, that in recent years the director of Iranian intelligence oversaw a program of 'extraordinary rendition' aimed at those who were believed to be prepared to commit acts of terror against that country’s fundamentalist regime."
Bill Moyers Disses Dems as "Spineless"
Patrick Gavin, The Politico: "Bill Moyers has been a frequent critic of the Republican Party over the years, making his critique of the Democratic Party on 'Real Time' more exceptional. PBS's Bill Moyers issued a tough critique of the Democratic Party on Friday night on HBO's 'Real Time With Bill Maher.'"
Mary Kelly | Vital Protection in a Storm
Mary Kelly, The Philadelphia Inquirer: "Four years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina, a Category 3 storm, caused massive destruction along the
The Los Angeles Times: "The issue before a federal judge in January will be same-sex marriage in
Gentrification Fears Dog Sustainable Transport
Matthew Cardinale, Inter Press Service: "As
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